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Another start for budget FPL defender Kilman as Darlow is passed fit for Newcastle

The second of three Premier League matches to take place on Sunday sees Wolverhampton Wanderers entertain Newcastle United.

Kick-off at Molineux is at 16:30 BST.

With the exception of Adama Traore (£6.4m), there is good news all round for owners of Wolves’ most-popular Fantasy Premier League assets.

Max Kilman (£4.1m) is handed his third straight start at centre-back, with Romain Saiss (£5.2m) again deployed at left wing-back.

Kilman was the most-bought FPL defender of Gameweek 6, with almost 340,000 Fantasy managers recruiting the budget asset for this fixture.

Traore’s third benching in a row means that Raul Jimenez (£8.5m) is again joined in attack by Daniel Podence (£5.5m) and Pedro Neto (£5.5m), meanwhile.

Nuno Espirito Santo’s only change to the side that beat Leeds United is a like-for-like one, with Ruben Neves (£5.4m) replacing Joao Moutinho (£5.4m) in central midfield.

The team news for the visitors is a bit more complicated, with Steve Bruce making four alterations from his starting XI in Gameweek 6.

There isn’t a change between the posts, however, with Karl Darlow (£5.0m) passed fit to feature.

Emil Krafth (£4.4m) and Joelinton (£5.8m) are both benched, with Isaac Hayden (£4.9m) also among the substitutes as Steve Bruce opts not to risk his half-fit midfielder.

Jonjo Shelvey (£5.4m), who is set for groin surgery, misses out completely.

Fabian Schar (£4.9m), Ryan Fraser (£5.8m), Jacob Murphy (£4.9m) and Miguel Almiron (£5.8m) come into the Magpies’ rather offensive-looking starting XI.


Wolverhampton Wanderers XI: Rui Patricio, Boly, Coady, Kilman, Semedo, Dendoncker, Neves, Saiss, Neto, Jimenez, Podence.

Newcastle United XI: Darlow, Schar, Lascelles, Fernandez, Lewis, Almiron, Hendrick, Fraser, Saint-Maximin, Wilson, Murphy.

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  1. DycheDycheBaby
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 2 days ago

    Ings and Saiss making up for Salah disappointment yesterday

    1. doher.ty
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Early days, Kane and Son to make up for Salah

    2. The Senate
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Only Son and Kane to go - I have only 1s and 2s except Chilwell (6) Salah(C) (4) and Podence (3). Horrible horrible week

      1. Danno - Emre Canada
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Pah amateur, same apart from that I only have Son and took a minus 8 hahahaahaha

    3. Coys96
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 2 days ago

      Does anyone actually have anyone in this game coming up??

      1. Over Midwicket
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Only people who will finish sub 3mil come the end of the season

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          I cant say anything based on my OR

      2. Brosstan
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Still holding the turd that is Harvey Barnes. Looks like he might be oop tonight

      3. KAPTAIN KANE
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Nope, nobody since the Everton game earlier.

      4. potatoace
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Does Castagne on the bench count.

        1. Coys96
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          No 😀

      5. doher.ty
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Castagna for me

      6. Henning
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        My plan was to get Zaha in for Klich/Podence.
        But think i have to replace Digne instead now.
        Any suggestions?

        Martinez
        Saiss Lamptey Justin Mitchell

        1. noone
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Chilwell, easy

      7. JBG
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 2 days ago

        Oh ffs... First it was Mitchel in the 92min amd now Coady in the 89min. F this cs points.

        1. doher.ty
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Mitchell... surely you would have been blessed by a cleanse not expecting one.

        2. C_G
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          is 24 with Kane (c), Son and Lamptey a good score? I just have no clue right now. A terrible week for fantasy looks like.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            If Kane scores 7 or more you beat me.

          2. Big_Bear
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Thats good. Kane blank means average, Kane haul means great.

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Blank is not average unless Lamptey scores double figures.

        3. Qaiss
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Auba captain time

        4. Twisted Saltergater
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Mark transferred out Jimenez for Kane. Glad he didn’t blank, but he’s right, has to go after Palace if Wolves don’t look like scoring goals.

          1. Qaiss
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            You can’t expect a haul every week from a player worth 8.5...

            1. KAPTAIN KANE
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              You can’t expect a haul every week from *any player

              1. Qaiss
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Yep

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            I sold Watkins for Kane, could have been Jimmy.

          3. Brosstan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Don't remove players who are scoring points

          4. Do I Not Like Orange
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            All he needs is 1 at a time to get 8/9pts. That'll do me for the price.

          5. COK3Y5MURF
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            He's been involved in 4 of their 6 goals though (66%). Talisman. No issues if they score less if he's involved, but I'm very torn about what to do with him

          6. Klaren
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Wolves is never a high scoring team but Jimenez has high goal involvement. This their 3rd year in PL and it’s quite obvious what you’ll get from Jimenez. If you expect hauls, sell him but if you expect consistent returns, he is one of the best options in the game.

        5. Big_Bear
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Jiminez (c), Saiss and JWP
          Digne red card and Mccarthy benched for Leno not so pretty.
          Overall, happy!

        6. noone
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          Let's all hope for a Kane blank with a YC now! two of my rivals in ML have Kane (C) and I don't even own him

          1. JBG
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Yes... This.

        7. Mweene
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 2 days ago

          39 with Son and Kane to play. Happy to come out of my -8 without my rank falling off a cliff.

          May even have banked a FT if Digne wasn't an idiot.

          1. kerles
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 2 days ago

            Similar. 32 Lamptey, Kane (c), My Son, tomorrow. No minus and my Kilman punt evaporated few minutes to the end. 1/1.000.000, like last week when Spamers scored on 94 minute with a thunder. I love this game.

        8. Saka_me_sideways
            1 month, 2 days ago

            14 points from 7 ha!
            My team looked amazing on paper this week... that’s always a good sign things are gonna go bad, but never this bad

            1. Lazaretti
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              16 from 7

              1. Saka_me_sideways
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  Show off

            2. TomSaints
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              14 from 8. After 90 last week

              Everyone had great fixtures and form. Never seen a weekend like it.

              I’m left relying on Brighton. BRIGHTON to stay in LMS...

            3. Magic Zico
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 2 days ago

              Castagne only in this game, 2 pts max yeah?

              1. Amey
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                CS incoming

                1. Magic Zico
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  won't dream that 😆

                  1. Amey
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    They are so defensively set up

              2. ivantys
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  CS with 2 bonus

              3. Over Midwicket
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 2 days ago

                Thing with Jimmy is he will never ever bury you. Wolves don't score more than 1 or 2 and it's always awful watching him as his stats have plummeted

                1. Brosstan
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  It adds up over the season

                2. ivantys
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    He will still get 180+ points since he kept getting bonuses

                3. Fudgy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 1 Year
                  1 month, 2 days ago

                  I need Barnes to match Son and Kane's combined points.

                  1. sambyy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Same. Not really confident about it.

                  2. trafalgarlaw
                    • 1 Year
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    this

                4. Right In The Stanchion
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    I have Tierney and I’m above all yall

                  • farmerfat
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Seems like Kane gonna blank doesnt it? Feels like one of this game weeks

                    1. farmerfat
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Those*

                    2. JBG
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Hope so.

                    3. Mweene
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Feels like another one of those weeks where Kane blows everyone else out the water...

                      1. Fudgy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 1 Year
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        This

                    4. kerles
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      No. Kane and my Son are loving the freedom that Ndombele, Lo and Captain Höbjerg give them. They will this season break all the records in English football. Then it is Lamela the true aggressor, Bale (what ever, show us what you got), Moura the sly cat that jumps higher in full war dress than his taller adversaries , Alli the technician (I have lost my mind, but I will find it very soon). Bjergwin the (I have know idea but the ball is behind me and he has done something) clever and they have to fight for one place. One place. This season is going to be fun - special.

                  • Bury94
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 3 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    GW depends on Kane tomorrow, don't own him so will be watching that behind the couch. If he blanks it's been a rare half decent weekend

                    1. Chucky
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Do u have a big enough couch to accommodate two people? I might join you...

                      1. Bury94
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 3 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Feel free to come over!

                  • Chucky
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    40(-4) with only Son left.. will take it after Digne red card and Salah Cap blank. Could have been worse...

                    1. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Very good, I'm on 34 with Lamptey Pereira Son Kane left

                  • potatoace
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Just crept into the top 1.5m ,
                    My head is spinning, think I've got vertigo.

                  • Hulk Smash
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Bittersweet from Saiss then as he's probably on the verge of losing his place.

                    Owners wyd?

                    1. potatoace
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Looked tactical to me.

                    2. Scholes Out Forever
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 7 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Saiss LCB, Marcel LWB is probably preferred

                    3. Super Saints
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Just be thankful you are super lucky to get his points

                    4. The Albatross
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 11 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      Great news if he's going to get taken off every week after 65 minutes, and miss the part of the game where most goals are scored

                  • michaelington
                    • 10 Years
                    1 month, 2 days ago

                    Any other non Kane owners?

                    Are you getting him in for next week? Awful fixtures coming up, can’t make up my mind

                    1. OLEgend
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 2 days ago

                      I own him and their attack are fixture proof imo

                      1. Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Like GW1

                          1. OLEgend
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            What about the old Trafford match?

                          2. TorresMagic™
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • Has Moderation Rights
                            • 11 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            Only 5 GWs ago.

                        • Qaiss
                          • 4 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          No they are not. What a weird comment. 3 months ago in project restart, you would not have gone near their attack.

                          They had 2 good games against Southampton and Man United. With their difficult fixtures coming up, they will not haul with Mourinhos bus in play.

                      2. Do I Not Like Orange
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Not gonna bother unless he goes bananas tomorrow, would require a hit & binning Jimenez.

                      3. Right In The Stanchion
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          I got Werner and being stubborn. If he hauls tomorrow it may force my hand though

                        • Mweene
                          • 7 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Has Brighton and West Brom next 2...

                          He should be fixture proof, especially the way this season is going with goals.

                        • Scrumper
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          I'm still considering getting him in. Spurs (and Kane) in imperious attacking form, their tough upcoming opponents not currently firing 100%

                          Could be convinced otherwise tho?

                      4. OLEgend
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Kilman to rise in price this week? Should I wait for the midweek matches to finish for the transfer?

                        1. Amey
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          He will rise.
                          But can get away with Wednesday transfer maybe ..
                          Need 23k transfers i guess last time I checked

                      5. Super Saints
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Is it just me or was that fk rubbish? Patricio should have saved it with ease

                        1. TorresMagic™
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • Has Moderation Rights
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Wall wasn't set correctly.

                      6. Brosstan
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Why would the only Wolves defender who kept a CS lose his spot... Kilman's days are numbered

                        1. Brosstan
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 6 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Also Marcal made the silly free kick that Newcastle scored from. He had a mare coming on

                        2. cigan
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          coz real football isn't based around fantasy points

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            All logic in 'real football' says that a newbie doesn't just walk in and take Saiss' spot at CB. It's all wishful thinking from FPL managers who want a 4.0 startee

                            1. Jon Walter's Hatty
                              • 7 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              More like a Saiss owner worrying

                              1. Brosstan
                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                • 6 Years
                                1 month, 2 days ago

                                This is Vinagre owner coping all over again. Newbies dont just take over the spot from proven regulars. Saiss has been a part of one of the best defenses in the PL for years

                            2. cigan
                              • 2 Years
                              1 month, 2 days ago

                              that's a totally different (and much more logical) argument

                        3. Hulk Smash
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Lmao you think Nuno went into the changing room and congratulated Saiss on keeping a clean sheet after the team drew 1-1

                          1. Brosstan
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 6 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            No but he knows full well Marcal was the reason they conceded

                      7. Scholes Out Forever
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 7 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        40 points is giving me 300k rise... says it all about this week tbh

                      8. DA Minnion
                        • 8 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Wilson has to go . Yeah?

                        1. cigan
                          • 2 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          didn't watch Newcastle but he's been scoring well

                        2. Hulk Smash
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 5 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          He's averaging about 7 ppg and they've already played United, Spurs and Wolves. I'd probably hold unless you're getting a premium in.

                        3. The Albatross
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          • 11 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Newcastle aren't exactly scoring freely. I think there's better options in that price range but I wouldn't prioritize it

                      9. cigan
                        • 2 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Wanted to spend my 2 FT on Wilson/Trent > Kane/Saiss but then Wilson hauled again, Saiss got taken off and Digne turned red

                        Still want Kane but is it really worth it with all my strikers (DCL, Wilson, Adams) doing well?
                        I could do Wilson/Digne > Kane/Kilman or even Wilson/Digne/Lloris > Kane/Coufal/Martinez(-4)

                        1. UNDERWORLD7
                          • 9 Years
                          1 month, 2 days ago

                          Wilson didn’t haul?

                          1. cigan
                            • 2 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            didn't score but got the assist. 2 blanks from 6 matches decent innit

                          2. Honourvolley
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            • 8 Years
                            1 month, 2 days ago

                            I think this week, even 3 pts is a haul!

                      10. Dark Side Of The Loon!
                        • 4 Years
                        1 month, 2 days ago

                        Brewster to Bamford for free?
                        Have 1 FT and 1.3 ITB.
                        Other option is to save and build towards getting Bruno after 3 GWs.

                        Have this team:

                        Martinez Steere
                        TAA James Dallas Lamptey Mitchell
                        Salah Sterling Son Foden Podence
                        DCL Ings Brewster